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Safety Tips for Hiking and Camping

Everyone in the group should pack the following:
  • Water
  • Food
  • Change of clothes (especially socks, underwear, and undershirts)
  • Rain gear
  • Hat
  • Sleeping bag*
  • Sleeping pad*
  • Whistle or bell

Every group should have at least one of the following:
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug spray
  • First aid kit
  • Compass
  • Matches/firestarter
  • Trail map
  • Tent (including poles, ground cover, and fly)*
  • Flashlight or head lamp*
  • Water purifier
  • Camera
  • Binoculars

*For overnight trips.

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August 31, 2014



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